State of LibreSSL in FreeBSD ports


Son of Beastie

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This is not exactly about porting new software, so I'm putting it in off-topic…

It seems support for building with DEFAULT_VERSIONS+= ssl=libressl is getting worse. Especially, there are situations where neither upstream nor the port maintainer want to accept a patch for LibreSSL support. As I interpret e.g. the wiki, using LibreSSL is supported in FreeBSD ports, so the very least you should do if you can't fix a port with LibreSSL is to mark it BROKEN. At least, that's my interpretation.

I think this is better discussed on the mailing list, therefore I posted there in detail:

But maybe someone on here knows more or wants to participate?